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Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll

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". . . a great blow-by-blow account of an exciting and still-legendary scene."
---Marshall Crenshaw

From the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond, Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of American pop music. In Grit, Noise, and Revolution, David Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired musicians-influen
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 19th 2006 by University of Michigan Press/Regional (first published May 24th 2005)
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Dr. Detroit
“Little white punks from the suburbs” playing “high output electronic music instruments.”

OK, I confess. The quote is a complete fabrication, a hybrid of a revelation from SRC’s Gary Quackenbush spot welded to a line excised from a 1968 mandate from the city of Ann Arbor prohibiting live music in its parks in the wake of several free shows featuring the likes of Seventh Seal, the Up, and the Prime Movers. Apparently neighbors didn’t appreciate the noise. Go figure…

But it cuts right to the quick o
Paul Madarasz
Having grown up in Detroit during the time this book covers, and having seen most of the bands mentioned, reading this was like coming home (the one you can't go again). Required reading for anyone interested in the development of rock during those seminal years.
A great, quick read about the Detroit rock scene from the 1960s and 1970s. The book explores the changes taking place in the music scene, following the rise of bands like the MC5, the Stooges, Bob Seger, etc. A must for rock fans!
It was great to relive those days.
I was there in the middle of it all.
I went to the Grande. I saw the bands.
Kick T
If your at all interested in Detroit garage rock this is the definitive book.
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